Does taking statins; in a healthy individual; significantly reduce the probability of a future heart attack or is it a scam? I follow a low carb diet.
Depends on. Cholesterol & if you have heart disease...If yes than yes lowering cholesterol can prevent heart attacks. Low carb diet less relevant here.
Risk is lowered. Cardiac risk is lowered with statins.
Can a person who was taking statins for secondary prevention have a stroke or heart attack 7 days after stopping the statins cold turkey?
Stroke after statins. Yes but need more details. Let's do 2nd opinion.